Are You On The Rock?

How well we deal with adversities, trials, and tribulations is directly related to our foundation.  The word foundation should be looked upon as the teaching and structure that we receive and accept during the early stages of life.  Having a good foundation is our catalyst for getting a good education, having respect for others, and showing love for those that are less fortunate.  

 The Word of God gives explicit instructions on the need for a good foundation and often uses the Lord to illustrate a foundation on which we should build.  In the song of David (I Kings 22:2) the Lord is described as, “my rock, and my fortress and my deliverer,” after David was given rest from Saul’s pursuit.  Jesus was likened to a stone (Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42) that was rejected by the builder.  This analogy is on point because all of humanity was created to depend on the Lord.

 If we follow the principles that Jesus established, we will be better equipped to handle the pressures of life.  If, however, we are not established in Him, we will be unstable and unproductive and much of what we try to build will come crashing down around us.  “He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood (adversity, trials, and tribulations) arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”. Luke 6:48)